In the last four months with the ruckus ensemble we had a music/ voice tutor named Tom Trelawny who is also a good mate to Alison. With Tom we did some movements, calm breathing , vowels singing and dancing. We also did singing on the microphone on Tom’s loop station.
Then we had a tutor movement tutor named Dean Walsh, he knows Phillip Channels from Restless Dance Theatre. With Dean we were doing some movements. We were in a circle and standing in the middle of the back stage doing movements on the wall. We had two boxes on the floor and we had props on the floor. It’s about people who are invisible and being left out not being seen or heard. We had to copy what the boys were doing and we had to join in. We had to copy what the girls were doing and we had to join in with them. In the end of the term yesterday was Dean’s last night of class . Then after class we celebrated at Grill’d . We had Burgers and chips also it was Nathan’s birthday so we had cupcakes.
I am looking forward to work with Dean again in the production that we are doing in Feb 2013. We also will be working with Alison and other artists.
It’s the production of Between the Cracks that the are creating together as the ruckus ensemble. It’s about feeling invisible. I get to remind people that everyone wants to make a difference and not being put down and treat us equally.
By Gerard O’Dwyer